Comic 537 - Maria and Emily

15th May 2014, 8:52 PM in Ch. 21: Valentine's Day
Maria and Emily
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Jocelyn 15th May 2014, 8:52 PM edit delete
So, the background between Maria and Emily is finally officially revealed. It's been a widely popular prediction for a while (not to mention people who bought and read Volume 2 actually already had this confirmed). Comments as of recently lead me to believe this will be a surprise to very few people. So I may have dragged this out a little longer than I needed to. Whoops. Live and learn, I guess. Just like you guys have grown wiser to my tricks and twists, I too am getting wiser in what I may need to do to keep surprising you. Symbiosis! ^_^

All that said, I'm glad it's been officially said at last. It's been hinted at as early as Chapter 2 (albeit, very subtly), so finally getting it out there means I don't have to bite my tongue when such a matter comes up in conversation anymore (there's plenty of other tongue biting instances though). XD

So onto some of the dialogue points. In panel 3 on the first page, I accidentally had the original script have Rain out Emily as pansexual. For some reason, that went undetected for a long time until a recent reread of the previous chapter where Emily explicitly notes that she shouldn't. Still, due to my own slip up, I left the wording to imply Rain almost did. "She told me she's... (wait-a-second-I'm-not-supposed-to-say-that) ...not!" It's not terribly significant, and I don't know that the line was actually noteworthy before the explanation, but I like stuff like that. Kinda humanizes the character a bit.

Speaking of slip ups, Maria is also quite human. In the second to last panel, she notes "I want to stop having to worry about her. And you..." In case this was too subtle, she is implying that she's not over Rain either (followed immediately by backpedaling to . Of course, Rain has been quite unaware of her crush all along, so while Maria's "smooth" cover up in the last panel was indeed baffling to her, the implication flew right over her head.

And now that I've over-explained a page that most of you saw coming from a mile away, I turn the floor to you. Did you see it coming a mile away? If you did, when did you figure it out? If not, what did you expect? Do you think Maria will ever share her feelings with Rain (or at least, do you think Rain will ever find out)? Do you think Maria will ever move on?

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In case you hadn't gotten the memo yet, Rain - Volume 2 is FINALLY available for purchase! For those of you who have already bought and enjoyed the book, it'd help me a great deal if you'd rated, reviewed and/or shared (if you don't mind).
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Aislinn 15th May 2014, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
That explains her bitterness but not the homophobe comments. I wonder just what happened between them...
Florence 16th May 2014, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Hm, maybe the homophobe comment has to do with why they broke up. Especially since Marie says that Emily betrayed her.
j-eagle12212012 15th May 2014, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
I had my suspisions when Maria gave her reasons for disliking Emily was her betraying Maria*. It was then confirmed in Rain vol 2.

* the exact wording may be diffrent

JohnR 16th May 2014, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
I certainly didn't see it coming, but I can never figure out mysteries either. I shouted out loud with shock when I read Chapter B in Vol. 2. I loved it!

The quality of the latest book is a great improvement and it makes a significant difference. Looking forward to Vol.3 any day now... :D
mauveamygirl 16th May 2014, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Florence 16th May 2014, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
Aaaaaah, been waiting for this comic for a while! I didn't see it coming, though, it doesn't surprise me either.
Kyla 17th May 2014, 1:07 AM edit delete reply
Yeah we seen it coming but still nice to have conformation that we was right ^_^
Yuki-chan 17th May 2014, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
I still believe there's more than just a breakup. I mean, we still need more details about it, but it feels odd that them being "mortal enemies" (how Rudy called them) and Maria's mistrust regarding Emily were just because a breakup.
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